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Department of Internal Medicine

General Internal Medicine

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Susan Abbott, MD

Volunteer Assistant Professor

  • Bachelor's Degree: Ohio State University
  • Medical Degree: Ohio State College of Medicine and Public Health
  • Internship & Residency: Brody School of Medicine

Research/Clinical Interests

Cells, working machines in our body, respond to environmental signals (e.g. food, hormone, and infection, etc.) and make critical decisions such as proliferation, differentiation, defense, or even death. The decision makings of cells are carried out by their molecular control networks. Although no single molecule is directing the cellular behaviors by itself, the dynamical properties emerging from the interaction between the control molecules serve as clear commands to the cells. As we know more about the molecular control networks, they are getting more complex. These networks often include feedbacks, crosstalk, context-dependent changes, and time-dependent changes. Mathematical modeling is a powerful tool to handle such complexities. In my research, I combine biological intuition with mathematical modeling to make clear the seemingly confusing networks. My biological intuition is on cell cycle, apoptosis, p53 pathway and NF-?B pathway. My modeling expertise is on positive feedbacks, negative feedbacks, switches, and oscillations. Interested students are encouraged to send me CVs and discuss opportunities in my group.

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Internal Medicine 08/15/2006
  • American Board of Pediatrics 10/24/2006
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room ML 0535
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0535
  • Office 513-558-7581
  • Fax 513-558-4399
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Abbott, Susan A 2010. Diagnostic challenge: Myasthenia gravis in the emergency department. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22 9, 468-73

Abbott, Susan E; Lauter, Judith L; Dalton, Deborah A 2009. Predictors of phoneme and stress perception in undergraduate students of singing. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation, 23 4, 460-9

Lincoln, Alisa; Johnson, Peggy; Espejo, Dennis; Plachta-Elliott, Sara; Lester, Peggy; Shanahan, Christopher; Abbott, Susan; Cabral, Howard; Jamanka, Amber; Delman, Jonathan; Kenny, Patty 2009. The BMC ACCESS project: the development of a medically enhanced safe haven shelter. The journal of behavioral health services & research, 36 4, 478-91

Penn, Terrey Oliver; Abbott, Susan E 1997. Public Health and Newborn Hearing Screening. American journal of audiology, 6 1, 11-16